Strykers vs. Sockers to Air on CBS Sports Golazo Network Sunday

by Gunnar Berndt

Broadcast to showcase MASL to platform’s vast audience for free

Ontario, Calif. — The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) and one of its founding members, the Empire Strykers, today announced that this coming Sunday’s Strykers home game against the San Diego Sockers will stream live and exclusively on CBS Sports Golazo Network. The move is designed to expose the Golazo Network’s vast audience of soccer fans across the United States to the thrill and skill of the highest level of professional indoor soccer found anywhere around the globe.

The Strykers’ rivalry clash with the Sockers kicks off at 4:05 p.m. PT on Sunday, March 17, with tickets available here. Anyone unable to make it to Toyota Arena in Ontario is invited to watch for free on, on Paramount+, or on connected TVs and mobile devices via the CBS Sports app or Pluto TV. The Golazo Network brings viewers action from across the world, including UEFA club competitions and top leagues in Europe, South America, and Asia.

“Sunday’s game on CBS Sports Golazo Network represents a major milestone for our league, as it represents the first time the MASL will be on this highly respected, nationally streamed network,” said Commissioner Keith Tozer. “This gives our league the opportunity to showcase the best indoor soccer players in the world and continue to grow the MASL audience.”

The matchup between visiting San Diego and host Empire features the 2021 and 2022 title-winning Sockers against a Strykers squad led by former Mexican international, two-time FIFA World Cup veteran, and Olympic Gold medalist Marco Fabián. Among Fabián’s teammates are fellow ex-El Tri ace Miguel Ponce, French Ligue 1 and MLS alum Claude Bilal Dielna, and teen phenom Kai Garza. At 16 years old, Garza is believed to be the youngest player to take the field or record a point in MASL history, having earned an assist in last week’s match at San Diego.

The high-profile meeting in Ontario will be called by Christian “Filly” Filimon as the game’s play-by-play voice and Jonathan Reimer as color analyst.

“I am honored, excited, and humbled to be a part of the MASL broadcast on CBS Sports Golazo Network,” said Filimon. “Most people begin their mornings with the news. I always begin mine with the show Morning Footy and its hosts Susannah Collins, Nico Cantor, Charlie Davies, and Alexis Guerreros. To share the same space as some of the individuals on my most streamed app is a joy I can’t begin to describe. This is one of the biggest moments of my broadcasting career, and I am beyond grateful for it.”

The Empire Strykers take on long-time adversaries San Diego Sockers on March 17. Tickets may be purchased here.